Bishop of St Asaph
The Right Reverend Gregory Cameron
Gregory Kenneth Cameron was born and brought up in south-east Wales. After finding faith as a teenager, he started attending the local Anglican Church in his village. He was educated in Croesyceiliog Comprehensive School in Cwmbran. While reading Law at Oxford, he discerned a vocation to ordination. On being accepted as an ordinand of the Church in Wales, Gregory studied Theology and Religious Studies in Cambridge.
After further study at St Michael’s College, Llandaff, Gregory was ordained into the Diocese of Monmouth, serving for six years in parishes in the diocese. He later served as a school chaplain (Wycliffe College, Stonehouse) and as director of an educational charity (The Bloxham Project). In 2000, Rowan Williams, then Archbishop of Wales, invited Gregory to become his Chaplain.
In 2003, the Secretary General of the Anglican Communion appointed Gregory as Director of Ecumenical Affairs at the Anglican Communion Office in London, and he became Deputy Secretary General a year later. In this role, Gregory was involved deeply in Anglican Communion affairs and in the ecumenical dialogues of the Anglican Communion at international level. In recognition of this work, he was awarded the Cross of St Augustine by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Gregory holds Masters degrees in Jurisprudence, in Theology and in Canon Law, and an honorary Doctorate of Divinity from the Episcopal Divinity School. He has lectured in Old Testament at St Michael’s College, Llandaff, and as an Honorary Research Fellow in Canon Law at the Centre for Law and Religion in Cardiff University. He was Anglican Co-Chair of the Anglican Oriental Orthodox International Commission until 2023, and currently serves on the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches. In 2022, he was made a Commander of the Most Venerable Order of St John.
He was elected Bishop of St Asaph in 2009, a diocese which covers north-east and central Wales. He has served as lead bishop on education, on doctrine and church liturgy and on ecumenism and interfaith relations. He has also worked closely with other organisations to support inclusion for homeless people and refugees. In 2016 Gregory established the UK’s first LGBTQIA Chaplaincy. He has served as Chair of the Commission of the Welsh Covenanted Churches, and is a trustee of Cytun, Churches Together in Wales.
Gregory is married to Clare, a music teacher and prayer guide, and they have three adult sons. He has a wide range of interests outside ministry and enjoys icon painting, calligraphy, and film – particularly science fiction. He has gained recognition as a coin designer in his spare time, creating several designs for the Royal Mint and others. He has written and illustrated a number of books including “An Advent Book of Days” in 2021, and “An Easter Book of Days” in 2022, which were published in the UK and US.